Ongoing Child Protection Social Case Worker

  • City and County of Denver
  • Denver, Colorado
  • Sep 24, 2018
Full Time Human and Social Services

Job Description

About Our Job

Before applying, please note:
  • If you are a current Social Case Worker at Denver Human Services, please go through the City Internal Movement process and do not apply via Workday.
  • You must attach unofficial transcripts to be considered to this position.
  • This is an active recruitment with multiple vacancies.

Denver Human Services provides assistance benefits and protection and prevention services to one in three Denver residents. Assistance programs include food, cash and medical benefits, child care, child support, employment first, veterans' services and general assistance for eligible Denver residents. Protection & Prevention services are provided via child, youth and adult protection, along with community-focused programming, including in-home services, designed to strengthen families and prevent future occurrences of abuse or neglect.

Denver Human Services works to protect Denver's children, youth, adults, and elders by providing services and advocacy while promoting family stability, respecting diversity, and working to create and strengthen connections to community resources.

We work to prevent abuse by providing education, resources, and support to parents, families, and community organizations.

We are currently seeking a top-notch, highly-dedicated Social Case Worker to join the Child Welfare Services team in its Ongoing Child Protection section. This Social Case Worker will work with families and children remaining in their current home through reunification services and permanency services, provide services to families following the investigation, and is actively involved with all the parties on the case who are working with the families.

Additionally, the Ongoing Child Protection Social Case Worker:
  • Performs case management activities involving complex family situations, assesses individual and family needs, develops appropriate service and/or treatment plan
  • Evaluates and addresses safety, permanency and well-being of all children on their caseloads
  • Conducts face to face interviews with family members to elicit information to determine client's/family's medical, employment, economic, educational, and emotional history
  • Develops and implements a service plan that provides a variety of treatment services and referrals to meet social, behavioral, medical, and/or psychological needs
  • Recommends and refers clients to appropriate support agencies and programs, and provides continuous counseling and crisis intervention to achieve objectives
  • Establishes, maintains, and coordinates services and activities with relevant community agencies, monitors and evaluates activities of agencies contracted to provide a variety of services, and evaluates progress of placements and/or other services
  • Prepares case records, reports, and documents and complies with state and federal standards in providing case notes, treatment plans, and evaluations
  • Testifies in court as needed by providing expert testimony and preparing comprehensive reports that allow the court to make finding and recommendations that affect court-ordered treatment plans

While the full pay range of this Job Classification is $51,133 - $81,813, our target hiring salary for this position is between $51,133 - $66,473, depending on education, experience and qualifications.

This position requires an online assessment or test. Once you complete your application, if you meet the qualification for the position you will receive an email from with a link to the assessment or test. We recommend that you add to your safe sender list. If you do not receive the email within 30 minutes of applying, please contact

About You

Our ideal candidate will have:
  • Experience with providing child protection services
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Superior critical thinking, problem-solving, and conflict resolution skills
  • Demonstrated communication and writing skills

We realize your time is valuable so please do not apply if you do not have at least the following required minimum qualifications:
  • Baccalaureate Degree in Social Work, Psychology, Sociology, Guidance and Counseling, or a closely related field.
  • One year of post graduation professional social case work experience OR two years of post-graduation experience developing treatment plans with families and/or working with abused/neglected children or children involved in the mental health system or juvenile justice system.
  • A Bachelor's of Social Work degree and successful completion of an approved field placement in a county department of social services will substitute for the minimum education and experience requirements OR a Master's Degree in Social Work, Psychology, Sociology, Guidance and Counseling, or a closely related field may be substituted for the experience requirement.
  • By position, a valid driver's license at the time of application and a valid Colorado class "R" driver's license prior to completion of probation period.

NOTE: Please attach your unofficial transcripts to your application. Applications without transcripts attached will not be taken into consideration.

About Everything Else

Job Profile
CA2686 Social Case Worker
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Position Type

Pay Range
Pay Range $51,133.00 - $81,813.00

Denver Human Services

Assessment Requirement
Social Case Worker

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